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      An Apartment-based Metaphor for Intuitive Interaction with Ambient Assisted Living Applications

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

      Ambient Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Ubiquitous interactivity, Usability, Metaphor, Navigation structure, Apartment metaphor, Empirical investigation, Accessibility

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            Abstract

            Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) aims at supporting elderly people in their daily lives, allowing them to grow old at home. In order to provide easy remote control over the rapidly growing number of assistance services from anywhere in the apartment, many AAL environments offer a universal control device. However, the problem of structuring the numerous services for intuitive usage has not been solved satisfactorily yet. This paper introduces a spatial metaphor for universal control devices to structure available services based on the elderly person’s own apartment. We carried out a study with 18 younger elderly people using a prototype to evaluate the appropriateness and acceptance of this metaphor. The results included in this paper show that this apartment metaphor is appropriate and accepted by this main target group of AAL.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            September 2008
            September 2008
            : 67-75
            Affiliations
            [0001]Fraunhofer IESE

            Fraunhofer-Platz 1

            67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
            [0002]Software Engineering Research Group

            University of Kaiserslautern

            67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.7
            d9ad7d60-ed8b-491e-9b23-bb3356e55753
            © Sebastian Adam et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
            HCI
            22
            Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
            1 - 5 September 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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